Bed Bugs FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Bedbugs

A few Bed Bugs FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I MAKE MY BED DAILY AND I CHANGE THE LINEN OFTEN, YET I STILL HAVE SIGNS. WHAT CAUSES THEM TO GET INTO MY MATTRESS?

These insects and their problems do not have anything to do with the cleanliness of your bed. In fact, regularly cleaned hotel guest rooms are subject to the problems. In order to fully understand this, you must understand what bed bugs are and the history of their name.

They are are nocturnal insects that survive off of the blood of animals or humans. These insects are most active at night, in locations very close to humans. The most common location of humans at night is beds which is where these bugs are most likely to infest. However, bed bug signs may be found in couches or any other area that humans rest at.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? I DON’T WANT ANY IN MY HOME!

The bugs “hitch rides”. They’re notorious for crawling from a mattress into suitcases, out of bags into other purses or bags etc. Most commonly, beg bugs come from hotels or locations subjects to travelers. So, if you have seen one of these creatures on your job and wondered “bed bugs how do they spread?” it likely crawled out of someone’s laptop carrier case.

IS THERE A WINTER SOLUTION?

It depends. Even if extreme cold kills bed bugs, it is unlikely to be that cold in your home or business. A temp of 120 Degrees F or higher is fatal for most insects so long as the insects have no way to immediately relocate to a cooler area. The high temperatures are normally reached with steamers or dryers.

WOULD A PLASTIC MATTRESS COVER KEEP THEM OFF OF MY BED?

No. Although you are sealing up their hiding places on your mattress and trapping any bugs already on your mattress, the remaining bed bugs could find other places to hide in your home. In addition, they’ll still get onto your mattress especially when you’re resting.

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